Save Time Get Organised!

Last Update: August 21, 2021

I felt inspired to write this blog post after reading Catherine's excellent blog post, entitled; "When You Begin Your Niche Start With Good Habits". Catherine gives some great ideas and hints on how to get organised when you're starting out on your niche. I will put the link to the blog post below.


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/thecatherine/blog/when-you-b...

I think every adult knows how quickly time goes, so it's important to be organised and make the most of every moment available, within reason. My Webmaster in the US once said to me that time on the computer goes twice as fast compared with doing the normal everyday chores that we do have to do. I don't think he is far wrong, I find it incredibly amazing how quickly time goes when I start working online!


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I have come across so many people that can never remember a single password for their online accounts. Even people who are quite close to me, despite taking time to explain seem to be unable to get the passwords organised. This is so important, if we cannot log into everyday accounts it is just wasting valuable time.

I literally have hundreds of folders in my documents folder on my PC. The great thing is that it enables me to find files really quickly, even if I haven't used a particular piece of software for a few years, the details are all there on file to be found quickly and efficiently.

I do understand that there are some people who just prefer to use a pen and paper, however, this is still very time-consuming and old-fashioned. Having said this, allegedly, it has been said that there is no better way to get your daily tasks done, by literally handwriting the task on a sheet of paper or notebook. I do understand this principle and if that works you carry on doing it.

I've often tried to help people with something online, only spend an hour trying to log in to a particular account, due to the fact that they have forgotten the password! The piles of notebooks come out and the searching starts, how on earth can you remember where a password is what notepad it is on, from five years ago!?

This process is just so painful and just pointless to both parties as no one is doing anything constructive!

My suggestion is to save passwords either in an abbreviated format that you can remember, there are ways of doing this. Or to a secure folder.

One of the first things I learnt on a computer was how to save a document, it's probably one of the best things I learnt as it is so easy to keep things organised.

I remember before I had a PC I would have many files, tidily filed away, however, it was still a time-consuming job finding the right file within a file!


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I find it so much easier to have everything, or as good as everything, filed on my PC. All I have now next to my desk is just 5 file folders, so simple! Gone are the days when we had to search through notebooks and files to find certain things!

Let's be thankful for everything we have!


To Conclude


I don't say the above to try and be clever or great, I just know how time-consuming this type of thing can be! My filing system isn't perfect and there are occasions when I cannot log into accounts, but I do try and keep it to a minimum.

Just the other day I was trying to find out how to cancel a payment through PayPal, I spent 20 minutes searching hard and asking Google, eventually, I found my answer! My point being, normally when I sit in front of my computer, I am there to do a particular task. Doing unnecessary jobs makes me and am sure other people lose their focus for the original task, that's not clever!

So just a very few simple tasks that can hopefully make your life easier.

Thank you for reading.

Have a great weekend.

Roy



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Dadaz123 Premium
I make sure I write all my passwords in a little booklet. It's been a saver on instances when I can't remember my password. I just pull out my booklet in a designated part of the house.
I also open electronic folders on my computer and file away important data in relevant files so I know where to go when I want to retrieve them..
I prefer electronic folders to physical ones that take a lot of space and away from the computer. They are so much easier to manage because they are on the computer and I do not need to leave my computer to check for them.
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Dada,

I hope you're doing well, thank you for responding to my blog post.

It sounds like you are very organised, I like that!

I really like the idea of saving files electronically. As you mention, it saves so much space and is so much convenient. I try and do everything online, even for the house, it keeps the snail mail post down and makes everything easy to file.

As you mention, it's so useful just to be able to get to your computer and not have to search around the house for various bits of paperwork.

Wishing you a great Sunday and all the best.

Roy
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Senanelo2 Premium
Writing things in a paper makes me clearly remember them! That is the old school! And I went to that school! I stick list down my shopping,wrote down my content on a note pad before posting it!
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Senanelo,

Thank you for responding to my blog post, it's appreciated.

It seems like we have more "old school" members who like the good old fashion way of pen and paper. It's good to hear about other people's habits and how we do things.

Different things work for different people, I just like to be efficient with my time.

Have a great day.

Roy
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Zoopie Premium
I too am old school like Susan. Print everything out and save it in a notebook. Just in case. Also save my passwords, and file appropriately. A nice reminder. Thanks.
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Stephen,

I trust you are doing well, thank you for responding to my blog post, it's appreciated.

It seems like we have quite a few "old school" folks here, I wonder what the younger generation do!?

It looks like you are well protected, which also sounds like a great and efficient way to do things.

Wishing you all the best and a great Sunday.

Roy
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Zoopie Premium
Thank you Roy.

Hope you too are having a great day.

Stephen
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JKulk1 Premium
Agreed To. Being organised is important. I use both the pen and the computer to do this. I keep all my login and password details, for the myriad of programs I use, in a little black book that is well and truly locked away. There's no way in the world I would remember them otherwise. All the best. Jim
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Jim,

I trust that you are doing well. Thank you for responding to my blog post, it's appreciated.

Yes, I think is very important to be organised and efficient. It sounds like you have a good combination of the pen and computer. I guess we have to remember that different things work for different people and we have to go with what we are comfortable with.

It's good to keep that little black book tucked away securely, as you mentioned. It is amazing; all the accounts we have created over the years, I agree, it's absolutely impossible to remember every detail.

Wishing you a great Sandy and all the best.

Roy
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JKulk1 Premium
Thank you Roy.
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west2000 Premium
I'm old school too with a computer twist. I still like to print out all my info on sheets of stapled paper for quick reference just in case something were to ever go wrong with my computer. Then I can quickly jot a note or change things with a pen when needed. But having a way to retrieve login info can certainly save a lot of time, especially for those of us who can easily get distracted ;-)

Have a great weekend,
Susan
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Roybretton Premium Plus
Good morning Susan,

I hope you're doing well, thank you for responding to my blog post.

You probably have the best principal Susan, "old school with a computer twist"! I do know of a successful Internet marketer who also saves all her files on a computer and the old-fashioned filing cabinet way. This is so that if anything happens, her husband knows where everything is, it's a lot of work though!

I really like the way of being out of file everything on a computer and being able to retrieve files and messages quickly. Searching through old books for passwords and more can be fairly painful!

Wishing you a great Sunday.

Roy
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